By Denise Hildebrand | Jul 12, 2017 | Sellers
#2 Time, money and energy! It takes a lot of all three to make certain that all of Fort McMurray will see that your home is for sale, right away. Putting a “For Sale” sign up on your front lawn is no longer enough. In fact, it’s no way near enough.
#3 It’s crucial that your agent prices your home with precision so selling feels more like ripping a bandaid off than the turning of a knife.
In today’s market, well over 50% of listings won’t sell. This makes it even more important to pick the right agent, but it also makes it more important than ever to answer the question “Do I want to sell?”. This is huge.
Stepping back and looking at your home from a buyer’s point of view will help you to see clearly. The price that a great REALTOR® suggests you list your home for is the best price to actually SELL your home.
So, what will that be? It depends on what your home has to offer. Is it a big backyard, a garage that is to die for? Is there room to build a second garage? For a lot of women (myself included!), it is all about the kitchen or the ensuite bathroom. Remember why you bought your home; what was it that made you say “This is the one!”?
On the flip side, if home values are adjusting downwards over time in your price range (they are), it is easy to get into the trap of trying to do too much (home improvements take time).
The best advice I can give on this is to reach out to your professional before making any large renovation commitments. You might actually get more out by not doing reno’s, instead just limiting preparations before listing, and doing staging* only (and leaving minor improvements until after your home is listed for sale).
Whatever you do, please keep costs to a minimum.
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*See other blogs (past and future) for staging tips.